The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

Story selling – The art and power of persuasion using authentic stories

Organisational Success Podcast

Story selling – The art and power of persuasion using authentic stories. Being able to persuade or sell to others effectively is a core part of many people’s occupation and position. For example, leaders need to persuade followers, managers need to persuade employees to do things or change for example and, generally, many people are […]

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How our cognitive outlook and perceptions affect our well-being – new study

cognitive outlook and perceptions

Our cognitive outlook and perceptions, or how we construe things, can have a significant impact on a range of outcomes. For example, people with a generally positive outlook tend to have higher satisfaction ratings for things like relationships, family, job etc. Additionally, as you would expect, people with a more positive take on things tend […]

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Employee dissent spirals and how to deal with them

Podcast

It is estimated that somewhere between 50 and 70% of employees, will, at some point in their employment feel that the organisation has wronged, mistreated or let them down in some way. These issues are referred to as psychological contract breaches. This is where an employee feels that the organisation has failed to fulfil its […]

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Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs

Organisational Success Podcast

Podcast – Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs One of the things that I often bang on about in organisations is the development of communities of practice or COPSas a tool for getting people to take responsibility for their own learning and developing creativity and innovation. Communities of practice […]

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There are too many leadership concepts… but which ones are redundant?

leadership concepts

The sheer number of leadership concepts is creating confusion and just trying to keep up with new notions of leadership is a full time job. As a result there is a lot of confusion and overlap between leadership concepts, the variety of different styles, traits, behaviours and other ideas that proliferate in the leadership literature.   Explosion […]

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Is the use of strengths at work as powerful as many people think?

Organisational Success Podcast

Is the use of strengths at work as powerful as we might think? What are the factors that matter? Keywords: Character, signature strengths, well-being, organisational behaviour, trait affect, job satisfaction, job strain Overview Personal qualities Character strengths  Transcript   Overview Does focussing on individuals strengths at work, work? A new wide ranging study looking whether […]

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Research Briefings in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol 4 No 2

In this month’s Oxford Review Can Action Learning be used to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in communications? Characteristics of a successful sales person: Valid measurements of performance Emotions and their role in the shaping of self-identity Evaluating industry 4.0 organisational readiness Group identity and decision-making: information cascades and decision bias How to deal with […]

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Does your organisation’s reputation make any practical difference?

Organisational Success Podcast

  In this podcast David provides a research briefing on some new research looking at the effects of corporate reputation on the people who work inside the organisation and the organisation’s performance in the market and has made some interesting finding. #research #reputation #orgdev #corporatereputation #oxfordreview     Transcript   An interesting study has just been […]

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Flexible working arrangements have different impacts in different countries

flexible working

As more and more companies and organisation across the world embrace flexible working arrangements for their employees new research  has found that the benefits of such practices is not the same in every culture and that organisations would be wise to think carefully about just taking on flexible working. (This research briefing was sent to […]

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